Expect to see Gina Carano added to the UFC's roster by the end of next week. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will meet with Carano next week in Los Angeles, and a deal is expected to be made on the spot. Add this to the UFC's recent signing of undefeated striking phenom Holly Holm, and it's clear that the organization is committed to shining a spotlight on women's MMA moving forward.
"One down, one to go," White told ESPN. "I'm going to meet w more
Gina Carano agreeing to terms and finally signing a UFC contract by the end of the week was optimistic at best.
Earlier in the week, UFC President Dana White was incredibly confident he would be able to hash out a contract with the former Strikeforce star. There was even talk about one of the incentives in a contract being an immediate title shot against UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.
Days had passed since White’s meeting with Carano without any news of a confirmed signing. At Satu more
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
In a rarity, fans wanting to go to the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 46 later this month may need a little luck o’ the Irish on their side.Filed under: News more
An intriguing lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s return to Japan, as Takanori Gomi meets Myles Jury.Filed under: News, UFC more
Sara McMann will return to the Octagon for the first time since a failed title bid against Ronda Rousey, as the Olympic silver medalist faces Lauren Murphy on Aug. 16. more
Paul Gift returns to crunch the fight numbers and estimate win probabilities for tomorrow’s UFC 175 card and Penn vs. Edgar 3 on Sunday.
It's UFC Fight Week!!! Ronda Rousey's busy getting mobbed, Luke Barnatt's cruising around Cosmo in a suit jacket and shorts and Justin Scoggins is finally on a main card! Thanks to the UFC for listening to this tweet and then one-upping it.
The UFC pool party is going on right at this moment and I'm tucked away in my hotel room typing. Man, I love you guys. As more
Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer.
Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that "Speed", who became the 135-pound champion in March with a split decision victory over previously unbeaten Mario Israel (9-1), decided to decline the offer and wait for an opportunity in the UFC.
"That’s right," Bilharinho confirmed to MMAFighting.com. "I declined (the offer) for two reasons. I have a figh more
Seth Baczynski will welcome Octagon newcomer Alan Jouban to the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division next month. more